GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighed in on the Chicago strike today, expressing his disappointment and coming down firmly on the side of the children.

Mitt Romney’s statement, via NRO:

“I am disappointed by the decision of the Chicago Teachers Union to turn its back on not only a city negotiating in good faith but also the hundreds of thousands of children relying on the city’s public schools to provide them a safe place to receive a strong education. Teachers unions have too often made plain that their interests conflict with those of our children, and today we are seeing one of the clearest examples yet. President Obama has chosen his side in this fight, sending his Vice President last year to assure the nation’s largest teachers union that ‘you should have no doubt about my affection for you and the President’s commitment to you.’ I choose to side with the parents and students depending on public schools to give them the skills to succeed, and my plan for education reform will do exactly that.”


And there was negotiating in good faith, only the president of the Chicago Teachers Union couldn’t be bothered. She was too busy yukking it up with “national labor leaders.”

Obama supporters quickly try to slam Romney. And fail.

Oh, honey. Your absurd gender identity politics aside, most moms, you know, want the best for their children. This does not include teachers unions, who put self-interest above the good of children. What happened to For The Children?

Ben LaBolt quickly beclowns himself.

Heh. And Obama? Voting present, natch.

Telling, isn’t it? President Obama had plenty of time to appear on a hip-hop station and discuss the intricacies of rapper Nicki Minaj. But a teachers strike in a major city, his “home town,” no less? Crickets.

That 3:00 a.m. call came in, President Obama. And the recorded message once again said: You fail.